Engagement Ring Trends That'll Be Huge In 2018

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If you're on the hunt for that perfect engagement ring, then these top trends for 2018 might help you spot the diamond in the rough. 

Whether you're looking for a regal style fit for a princess, or want something a little more unusual, there's something for every kind of bride this year. We spoke to Grant Mobley, a gemologist and the Director at Pluczenik to find out what to look for.

Three Stone Rings

 

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It's no surprise that the Royal engagement at the end 2017 is going to have a lasting impact on 2018's bridal trends. Even though three stone rings are actually quite a classic style, their popularity has never been higher than now, following Prince Harry's pick for Meghan Markle.

Grant comments: "Three stone rings are a marvelous choice because their design possibilities are endless—diamond shapes and colors can be any combination you like, making this a true classic option."

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Fancy Yellow Diamonds

While fancy yellow diamonds have been a popular gemstone choice for jewelry for some time, their use in engagement rings is a much more recent affair.

"Yellow diamonds with a fancy grading are even rarer than white diamonds, and generally come at a higher value," Grant says. And this makes them a natural celebrity favorite. "Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson, Iggy Azalea, and Heidi Klum are among the names who have all been seen sporting amazing yellow diamonds." 

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Oval Shape

This has been a stand-out diamond shape for some time, with Blake Lively, Serena Williams, and Kirsten Dunst all sporting them, and Grant reckons it'll only gain popularity in 2018.

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"Elongated diamond cuts such as the oval usually appear larger next to the same size round, or square cut diamond," he says. "This size illusion makes it a great choice."

Rose Gold

"When it comes to choosing a metal for an engagement ring, the most popular conventional choices have been white/yellow gold and platinum," Grant says. But this year, he expects the growing trend for rose gold bands will increase in popularity even more.

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"We have seen stars such as Allison Brie, Leighton Meester, and Hayden Panettiere with rose gold and diamond rings, showing us that rose gold is not only a unique option but a beautiful one that will stand the test of time."

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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